With starting quarterback Andy Dalton’s thumb injury this afternoon sustained against the Steelers this afternoon might hurt the Bengals season.
By Patrick Comia
You never want to see it to your own, especially this late in the season.
For the Bengals, the hopes of making a deep run in the playoffs might have taken a bit of hit when it was announced starting quarterback Andy Dalton was hurt on a play against the Pittsburgh Steelers this afternoon.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis says Andy Dalton will be out next week after suffering a fracture in his hand. pic.twitter.com/xHB4tic9Aq
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 13, 2015
In the first quarter of a divisional game between the Bengals and Steelers, Dalton threw a ill-advised interception in their own red zone. Trying to prevent further damage from being done and possibly taking responsibility for the decision, he puts himself in harms way of the Steelers lineman who picked him off.
In the process, more damage may have been done to Dalton’s usefulness to his Bengals teammates as his thumb on his right throwing hand was injured while making the tackle.
Cincinnati still has a two game advantage in wins over Pittsburgh in the AFC North. But for the Bengals sake, they hope Dalton’s injury is not a long-term.
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